A Favorite Thing #19


It’s that time again! Time to share some of our favorite thing with like-minded souls. To discover what fellow bloggers collect or covet or just plain love. Welcome to A Favorite Thing.

Let’s look at some highlights from last week:


Jeanmarie of Mrs. D Crochets shared Guideposts magazine, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the famous believer in the power of positive thinking. Jeanmarie believes in positive thinking and the Law of Attraction – as do I. Her subscription magically starting appearing in her mailbox in September. She has no idea who sent it to her but she sure appreciates it.


Deb at Just Cats shared the wonderful garland a blogging friend sent her. Beautiful tabby cats carrying plum pudding. I love this! And I can’t imagine a more perfect place to display it in than Deb’s home.


Sandy, of Delightful Eclectic Abode shared her love of dogs. Look at that face! And the underbite! As a certified dog lover myself, I totally understand Sandy’s feelings.

My favorite thing this week is Roseville Pottery:


I have a modest collection and some of it is shown in this photo. Some pieces have been found at auction or on eBay or in shops, others have been given to me by a fellow blogger. I love the lush look of Roseville. The curvy lines, the flowers, the wonderful colors. It can be expensive, so I only buy a piece every once in a while. I have some beautiful pieces on my dresser in my bedroom, as well.


Isn’t it gorgeous?

Now it’s your turn!

You can link up anytime from this evening through Sunday. Make sure you enter the URL of your post. If you’re unsure how to do that, just click on your post title after you’ve published it and copy the information in your browser address window. Come back here, paste the URL into your link entry and there you go! If you have any problems, drop me an email and I’ll help you out. Please link back to this blog on your post. That way, those that read your post and are interested in reading more can do so.

One of my concerns about link parties is that the very reason for them has somewhat gone by the wayside. They’ve become so big and there are so many of them that many bloggers don’t take the time to visit any of the other participants. Link parties are a way to meet new bloggers and share with each other and the only way to do that is to visit each other. So, please, take some time to visit everyone over the next few days. No rush. Stop by, introduce yourself, and leave a comment. It’s the neighborly thing to do. It’s also nice if you leave a comment here, as well.

Have fun!




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  1. says

    Hi Claudia! Sandy’s dog with the underbite is so adorable. What would we ever do without our fur babies? I for one would be on anti depressants. Thanks for hosting Claudia. Give Scoutie a big hug and kiss from me.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. says

    I agree that there’s TONS of link parties…and that some, while reaching 200+ each week, we tend to get lost in the crowd. I do love the parties, tho and TRY to visit at least the one in front of my link and the one behind. I visit more when possible.
    Thanks so much for hosting….

  3. says

    The Roseville pottery is beautiful! That’s just another great thing about blogland — learning about so many things that you’ve never heard of or seen before! I also enjoyed Scout’s take on the trip to Hartford. Thanks for mentioning my favorite thing from last week. Guideposts customer service was able to tell me that my new subscription came from a friend (all the way back from high school!) with whom I still keep in touch. Thanks as always for hosting this fun link party, and have a nice weekend!

  4. says

    Hi Claudia; so happy for Scout (and you too) that the trip and sometimes separation wasn’t too tough on Scout. I couldn’t think up a post for favorites because I was doing stacks of paperwork – and then – why not write about doing paperwork. Had to check back with Centsational Girl’s post on adding a transparent box for a title. Thanks for hosting, encouraged me to write today.

  5. says

    So glad you and Scout got home safely, Claudia. I can’t believe this is week #19 already. In my zeal to get in sort of early this week I posted twice today. A record for me. Love your collection of Roseville.

  6. says

    Yes, Claudia, your pottery is absolutely gorgeous. I have always admired Roseville Pottery. I googled where it was made – Zanesville, Ohio. I have some Rookwood pottery that was made in Cincinnati where I am from. I just love it all. Thanks for sharing your favorite thing and hosting this party!

  7. says

    Hi Claudia, this is my first link up to your party. I enjoyed Scout’s post very much. I also admire Roseville Pottery. We had a plant stand and planter in peach and green. Unfortunately we sold it a long time ago. I often wonder what it was worth. I am following your blog on email. xo

  8. says

    Thanks for hostessing the party, Claudia, glad y’all are back home safely – it was so nice to hear from Scout yesterday! Glad she had fun in the big city 😉 Mary

  9. says

    Well, I keep forgetting to link up, but I have visited everyone who has posted so far. Glad to see that Scout was able to make the trip with you to the city. Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Tammy

  10. says

    Oh my gosh Claudia thank you for featuring Sierra and my story “For the Love of Dogs” Its’s such an honor to be featured on your blog. It’s funny, I was just getting ready to do a Facebook post about how much I love your bog. I popped over here to grab your URL and noticed you featured Sierra’s photo. My niece and nephew were so delighted to see that Sierra got her 15 minutes of fame. The family has had some serious health issues to contend with so this was some happy welcome news. You made our families day!

    XXOO Sandy

  11. Patti says

    As I have told you before, I am only a few miles from Roseville and I see lots of pottery here in Zanesville. The pottery festival is held here every year. You do have a beautiful collection! The little pup with the underbite is adorable! Have a great weekend Claudia!~Hugs, Patti

  12. says

    Hi Claudia,
    What a great collection of features. I just fell in love with Sandy’s orthodontically challenged pup! What a cutie. My favorite kitty, Chloe, had a terrible overbite…and it endeared me to her even more!
    Your Scout is quite the traveler. Don’t you just love our pets devoted friendship…company and unconditional love?
    Thank you for hosting, my friend,
    No baby, yet….Still waiting…Mommy is one week overdue.

  13. says

    Roseville has a way of just magically transporting you back to a different era, doesn’t it? Your collection is gorgeous. My mom has a couple of pieces that I admire every time I go home.

  14. says

    Your Roseville pottery is lovely my boyfriend and I have tried to buy some over the last year but the price always go’s over our tap out amount. It was nice to see your collection we don’t see alot of it in our area.

  15. says

    Hi Claudia

    I love you link party idea and have submitted my post about some of my current favourite things that are making me smile. Sandy’s dog is so cute too.

  16. says

    Your pottery is so beautiful, Claudia. I love studying the shapes and colors of the pieces you have. What a stunning collection, and so meaningful because each one has a story.

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